Thursday, November 13, 2014

Burl I'ves Seen....

I made a FRANKIE FUNNY..... fur those of you who even KNOW who Burl Ives was...  

Butt Seriously ... we went on a little excursion about 87 days ago and we saw this GIANT  BURL in a tree...   that was WAY WAY up this ROCKY HILL....


 MOM had to use the BIG Zoomie thingy on the Flashy beast in order to get a good picture of it.
 It was TOO steep and Rocky and stuffs fur us to CLIMB up there Closer...
 Here is the Zoomied picture of the Burl....   folks use this sort of woody growth to make LOTS of very Expensive and BEAUTIFUL wooden thingys...         Hard to believe that under that UGLY thingy growing from the side of the tree...   Gorgeous thingys can be crafted...
Ernie thought it was the trees BRAINS hanging out...    Butt then you know Ernie.

Have YOU ever seen anything made from BURL Wood?    If so.... tell us about it.

41 comments:

Jeanne Pursell said...

We have never seen anything like that before!! Thanks for sharing! BOL!
xo Chloe and LadyBug

Julie said...

Oh my Dad is drooling over that ! He'd luff to get his paws on it, you should see him when we go to Chatsworth, disappearing into the trees in search of Burl I'ves !
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
hehehehehehehehhehe Burl will be rolling in his plot of earth at your wit, Frankie!

Now you got me thinking... the parents had a burr-wood fruit bowl once... can't say I have noticed that of late; will have to ask! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MOL ERNIE IS STILL IN A
HOWL-O-WEEN FRAME OF MIND.

MY SWEET BIL LOVES THE BURL IVES VERSION OF JINGLE BELLS. MY PEEPS LOVE ANYTHING BY MR. BURL!!
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Molly TheWally said...

Never knew anything about burl wood. New to us. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

Zoe said...

Burl I'ves! Bol! Good one guys.

That's innerestin bout that wood stuff. Thanks fur teachin us!


*Zoe wanders off muttering what the heck is a Burl I'ves*


Axfurly, Mommy thot of the Ugly Bug Ball rite away. :-)

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

we have seen lots of those - we call them knobbs - but we didn't know they make special things from them (PPPPPsssss mom is so old she remembers Burl Ives)

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD....and me thought dat twee was havin a baby twee! BOL

Two French Bulldogs said...

We think it's a froth. We only know Burl as Burl Ives
Lily & Edward

stellaroselong said...

OUr momma loves those old wooden bowls...she has one, but not the real expensive kinds...we haf never seen one in real life.
stella rose

Ranger said...

Yikes..... a tree hernia! Call da tree doctor.
Wags,
Ranger

Casey said...

Wow, that's huge! And Momma got your Frankie Funny. I didn't.

Jodi Stone said...

I never knew that's what it was called!! I've seen some in our woods (on a much smaller scale) and taken pictures with the intent of posting it to see if someone knew what it was.

Now I'm off to see what kinds of things people make of these. :-0

Thanks Frankie!!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Frankie you are such a card.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

C.L.W.STEP said...

We've never seen one that big before!

Sarge said...

Hey FnE!
Wow, I think agree that it's either brains or a hernia! BWAR HAR HAR Weird fur sure and my Mom totally got your Burl Ives joke and now she has Christmas music stuck in her head...she'll have them ringing all day in her brain. BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Police Commissioner

Katie http://myminipetpig.com/ said...

Now that is one interesting sight! Hehe never did see anything like that.

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

WOAH! never seen anything like that in Singapore before!

Send one over, dood!

Pepsi

easyweimaraner said...

I have to admit I thought the same like Ernie. Butt you can look at natureartists.com, they have a toad made of a burl what looks like a real one. Except that we look like a foam bath bottle when we eat it

easyweimaraner said...

I have to admit I thought the same like Ernie. Butt you can look at natureartists.com, they have a toad made of a burl what looks like a real one. Except that we look like a foam bath bottle when we eat it

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh, I was going to say it was "another part" of the tree hanging out. BOL That burl is huge...not unlike Burl Ives himself. Oh, I crack myself up.
High paws,
Oz

Sketching with Dogs said...

Wow, that is amazing. We thought it was a little bear climbing the tree at first.
Dip and Elliot x

Kyla said...

Ernie has no idea what brains look like. He doesn't see any when he looks in the mirror. I ought to know-it happens when I look in the mirror.

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I did not knows that you could make things out of those burls. I do sees them all the time on hikes and mom always tries to guess what they looks like coz sometimes they looks like a face or an owl or whatefur. But she has not guessed tree brains yet. No doubt she will someday.

Ruby said...

I thought it was Kim K's hinnie!!! BOL
(well, ya know, she be all overs the intermutts lately with her bare arse!)
That is odd and pawsome all at the same time! Kinda like bully's! hehehehehe
okays, maybe I should stop drinkin' the margaritas...nah!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Burl I'ves....bwahaahaahaa! We've seen bowls made from burls. There are lots around here...burls, not bowls, but that's a fantastic one!

Roxy says that it DOES look like BRAINS!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh our mom loved Burl Ives!!! She used to see lots of things made from burls when she was a girl and lived in California and they visited some of the forests. People would make things like table tops from slices of big burls
hugs
Mr Bailey & Hazel

Dory and the Mama said...

We love burl Ives AND Burls!! They have LOTS of Burl stuff up here in Redwood country, but we never saw one still on a tree before!! How cool!!!
Smileys!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Mitch and Molly said...

We have seen beautiful bowls made from burls. Our dad has a lathe and our mom would LOVE to learn how to use it! Imagine the fun she could have!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

M. K. Clinton said...

I have never heard of a burl! I do however LOVE Burl Ives and never miss Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Mom says she has watched it since she was a little girl and was brought to us by an electric razor! BOL ♥ Loved the joke.

Susie and Sidebite said...

Nope....but we seen Burl Ives!

The Mad Scots

Cinnamon said...

We have seen Burl wood used on the dashboard of a Jaguar. It was real pretty and smooth.
My dad would love to have some burl wood in his shop to make something.
We have never seen it on a tree before kind of look like brains BOL>

xo Cinnamon

Murphy said...

Seems like we saw some stuffs made from burls from redwood trees in the Muir Woods gift shop! BTW, Stanley is better this afternoon.

Your Pals,

MURPHY AND STANLEY

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We have never seen anything made from a burl, in fact we didn't even know what a burl was until you showed us:) Mom says it looks just like the ugly lump on Phantom's tail:(

Maybe your Dad could cut that burl down and make something crafty with it.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That tree has a huge wart.

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ... How funny's Ranger. Call the tree dogtur ... It's a hernia. You're all comedians, aye? Burl Ives, brains, babies ... Too funny? We got heaps of those things on our gum trees but we never knew they were called burls or that you made things out of them. Thanks for the info, aye? We call ''em Knobs! Crikey ... I hope that's not rude!

cupcakepetrillo said...

If something beautiful comes out of that ugly thing, I'll eat Mom's shoes. It looks like a hornet's nest that I saw once.

Love and licks,
Cupcake

Furry Bottoms said...

Shhh, look! That tree has a gigantic wart!

FiveSibesMom said...

Wow...never have seen anything like that!

Loved the Burl Ives play...(sigh) I do remember who he was. Some of my fondest TV specials. :-)

The Army of Four said...

BRAINSSSSSSS!!!!
Sorry.
That's REALLY cool-looking!
Our mom remembers Burl Ives and liked your joke. I think Mom is like 87,000 years old.
Y/s,
Maggie T.

marley said...

Sumetimes I do be like bein at Universitee comin to yore blog Frankie my pal....